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Accounts Payable Finance Officer

Nunavut Housing Corporation
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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
09 June 2017

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees and/or Nunavut Inuit only.

Reporting to the Senior Finance Officer, the Accounts Payable Finance Officer is responsible for processing the Nunavut Housing Corporation’s (NHC) expenditures and completing the reconciliation of general ledger accounts to ensure internal controls are met in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the Financial Administration Manual. The incumbent is accountable for planning, coordinating, managing and accounting for ensuring timely and cost effective travel for employees of the Nunavut Housing Corporation. The Accounts Payable Finance Officer provides financial support to the three District Offices and prompt client services.

The Accounts Payable Finance Officer maintains control of accounts payables in access of $225 million annually to ensure the NHC’s payments to contractors, the general public and staff are processed accurately and timely to minimize incorrect application of funds. The duties of this position have a financial impact on all of the NHC’s Divisions and Districts, Government of Nunavut, Federal Departments, contracts and individual clients. The position is required for the on-going weekly cheque run, the auditing on vendor files and the completion of general ledger accounts, the incumbent is responsible for managing travel (including scheduled flights, charters, accommodation, meals and facility rental), processes/audits employee travel claims, and assists in providing accounting services to the Corporation. The Accounts Payable Finance Officer must ensure all accounting and financial processes are performed under the guidance of generally accepted accounting principles, the FAA, NEU Collective Agreement and other applicable legislations.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with Intermediate MS Excel skills are required. The skills to effectively communicate both orally and in writing are essential. Conflict resolution and negotiating skills are required. Time management skills are also required.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through the completion of High School along with a minimum of two years relevant work experience. Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Familiarity of the Financial Administrative Manual, account payable practices, accounting principles and/or internal control would be considered an asset. Knowledge and skills to understand and operate a computerized financial accounting system (Freebalance experience preferred) would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies


  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220